Pop Beat: Mya, Britney Spears, 2gether, Spice Girls ...

R&B singer to appear on 'Farmclub.com' with Eminem, Nelly, 3 Doors Down.

R&B singer Mya, who released her second album, Fear of Flying, in April, will appear on Monday's (July 10) episode of "Farmclub.com" on the USA network. Also appearing will be rappers Eminem and Nelly as well as rockers 3 Doors Down. ... Britney Spears will be joined by MTV-created boy band 2gether on seven dates of her summer tour, according to MTV. A fictional made-for-TV movie about the band aired in February, and "2gether: The Series" will debut Aug. 15. (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, also owns MTV.) ...

The Spice Girls are planning to release their third album in November, according to a spokesperson for the group. Tentatively titled Third Time Around, the album will be produced by Rodney Jerkins, who also has produced albums for Janet Jackson and Madonna. ... British pop singer Robbie Williams' new album will be titled Sing When You're Winning, according to his publicist. The first single in the UK will be "Rock DJ," but no date is confirmed for a U.S. release of either the single or the album. ... Creed have announced a late-summer tour to begin Aug. 11. Supported by 3 Doors Down and American Pearl, the tour will include an Aug. 28 performance at New York's Madison Square Garden. ... 98° and Jessica Simpson will perform at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, an Aug. 26 party kicking off the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The show will be broadcast Aug. 27 on CBS. ...

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP has shipped more than 5 million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The album ranks fourth for first-month sales among hip-hop albums, behind the Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death, and Tupac Shakur's All Eyez on Me and Greatest Hits. ... Britney Spears tied the record for fastest-selling album from a female solo artist, according to the RIAA. Oops! ... I Did It Again, released May 16, has shipped 4 million copies, tying the record held by Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. ... Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been lending thrash-rap rockers Limp Bizkit a hand on their forthcoming album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, according to sources close to the project. Weiland is helping out with melodies and with the LP's production, as he did with Limp Bizkit's Significant Other (1999). A release date has not been set for the album. ... Veteran rock guitarist and bandleader Carlos Santana has signed a new contract with Arista Records, a band spokesperson confirmed. Santana's future at the label had been uncertain, since longtime Arista chief Clive Davis — who signed Santana to Columbia in the 1960s and produced the guitarist's smash 1999 album Supernatural — was forced out in recent months by a BMG age ceiling. ...

Thursday's birthdays (July 6): Gene Chandler, 63; Terence "Jet" Harris (Shadows), 61; Richard Elswit (Dr. Hook), 55; Jesse Harms (REO Speedwagon), 48; Nanci Griffith, 47; John Keeble (Spandau Ballet), 41; Bill Haley (1925-1981); and Phyllis Hyman (1949-1995).

— sonicnet.com staff report